Ossian's Dreams

fashioninhistory:

Portrait of Anna Elisabeth Hansen (Detail)
Giovanni Boldini
1902
Giovanni Boldini was an Italian genre and portrait painter, belonging to the Parisian school. According to a 1933 article in Time magazine, he was known as the “Master of Swish” because of his flowing style of painting.
Boldini was born in Ferrara, the son of a painter of religious subjects, and went to Florence in 1862 to study painting, meeting there the realist painters known as the Macchiaioli. Their influence is seen in Boldini’s landscapes which show his spontaneous response to nature, although it is for his portraits that he became best known. He attained great success in London as a portraitist. From 1872 Boldini lived in Paris, where he became a friend of Edgar Degas. He also became the most fashionable portrait painter in Paris in the late 19th century, with a dashing style of painting which shows some Impressionist influence but which most closely resembles the work of his contemporaries John Singer Sargent and Paul Helleu. He was nominated commissioner of the Italian section of the Paris Exposition in 1889, and received the Legion d’honneur for this appointment. He died in Paris in 1931.

fashioninhistory:

Portrait of Anna Elisabeth Hansen (Detail)

Giovanni Boldini

1902

Giovanni Boldini was an Italian genre and portrait painter, belonging to the Parisian school. According to a 1933 article in Time magazine, he was known as the “Master of Swish” because of his flowing style of painting.

Boldini was born in Ferrara, the son of a painter of religious subjects, and went to Florence in 1862 to study painting, meeting there the realist painters known as the Macchiaioli. Their influence is seen in Boldini’s landscapes which show his spontaneous response to nature, although it is for his portraits that he became best known. He attained great success in London as a portraitist. From 1872 Boldini lived in Paris, where he became a friend of Edgar Degas. He also became the most fashionable portrait painter in Paris in the late 19th century, with a dashing style of painting which shows some Impressionist influence but which most closely resembles the work of his contemporaries John Singer Sargent and Paul Helleu. He was nominated commissioner of the Italian section of the Paris Exposition in 1889, and received the Legion d’honneur for this appointment. He died in Paris in 1931.

unhistorical:

Detail of the celestial globe from The Ambassadors (1533), Hans Holbein the Younger

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nothingpersonaluk:

VISIONAIRE 60 : The Religion Issue : editor Riccardo Tisci : Sibyl by Arnaud Lajeunie

nothingpersonaluk:

VISIONAIRE 60 : The Religion Issue : editor Riccardo Tisci : Sibyl by Arnaud Lajeunie

vmagazine:

'Coupe De Foudre' - Models: Riccardo Tisci, Ciara, Dafne Cejas, Paolo Roldan, Jonathan Marquez, Emil Dostovic, Simon Nessman, Eduardo Calero, Manuel Ramos | Fashion Editor/Stylist: Riccardo Tisci | Photographers: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott | Hair: Luigi Mureno | Makeup: Asami Taguchi, Yolanda Frederick | Nails: Yuna Park | Set Designers: Gerard Santos | Prop Stylists: Olivier Lalanne | Style Asst:  Peju Famojure | Publication: Vogue Paris June/July 2010

free-parking:

Gustav Klimt, MedicineJurisprudence, and Philosophy (1900-1907). The works were destroyed in 1945 by German SS forces.